Hi there earndon:
I'm sailing on Explorer of the Season, Jan 15/06 with 3 others. First time for all of us. Please join us at http://www.cruisecritic.com
and go to the Boards, and then find the Royal Caribbean Roll call thread for the EOS Jan 15 cruise. We would love to have you join our conversations. Write back if you have trouble finding it. You can sign up for a Mix & Mingle and meet in person other people on that board. Sounds like fun to me.